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Back in 2010, researchers from Cornell University helped develop a robotic gripper that was stuffed with coffee grounds. Now, a Cornell team has done the next logical thing, and built soft-bodied robotic devices that are filled with and activated by popcorn... Continue Reading Popcorn used to power cheap soft robots Category: Robotics Tags: Cornell University Soft Rob
Insects are already known to be a cheap and plentiful source of protein, that can be raised on relatively small amounts of land. If that isn't enough to get you chowin' down on the things, how about this – a recent study indicates that eating crickets may be good for your gastrointestinal tract... Continue Reading For better gut health, cricket-eating may be the way to go Category: Health
Bit by bit, scientists are shining the light on the complex relationship between the bacteria in our gut and our overall health. Its links with weight loss, gene activity, anxiety and depression are just a few promising strands researchers have begun tugging at of late. A new pill could prove a useful tool in learning more about the mechanics at play, hiding sensors inside that can take im
In recent years, we've heard of at least two different implants designed to measure the intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients' eyes, potentially preventing blindness. Yet another such implant, this one known as Eyemate, recently became commercially available in Europe... Continue Reading Eyemate glaucoma-monitoring implant hits the European market Category: Medical Tags: E
Airbnb has come up with another of its clever marketing stunts that offers competition winners a stay in one-of-a-kind locations. In a similar vein to its underwater bedroom and Lego House experiences, it's now offering the opportunity to spend one night on the Great Wall of China. .. Continue Reading Airbnb tempts travelers with a night on the Great Wall of China Category: Holiday Desti
18th century residents of a small island in Denmark called Læsø didn't have enough resources to top their houses with thatched or wooden roofs. Being practical types, they used what they did have in abundance: seaweed. .. Continue Reading 18th century "seaweed house" hits the market in Denmark Category: Architecture Tags: Home House Seaweed
A new prototype USB stick called the SuperSpeedBlazer is claimed to turn a Mac in to a Windows 10 machine capable of running the latest games. The device is claimed to boot Windows in around 10 seconds, which runs natively on the Mac – rather than inside a less efficient virtual machine as is the case with a software alternative like Parallels or VMWare Fusion... Continue Reading USB stick
A client's stubbornness and an architect's creativity have been reconciled in the form of a truly unique home in central Poland. The By The Way house is born out a landowner's wish to build an adaptation of his existing home, which the architect saw as rather ugly so he decided to build it inside a looping driveway to conceal it from view... Continue Reading Remarkable By The Way House wra
A team of ETH Zurich students has come up with a unique design for a wind-proof camping stove. Its shape, only made possible by additive manufacture, shields the burner from harsh winds and allows the device to boil water with high efficiency. .. Continue Reading 3D-printed camping stove brings the flame inside to work in strong winds Category: Outdoors Tags: 3D Printing
This is one of the weirdest and most extraordinary new camera lenses we've ever seen. Laowa's 24mm f/14 probe lens looks bizarre, works like nothing else we've seen, and offers a truly immersive and endlessly fascinating way to experience and document the world at the microscopic level... Continue Reading Laowa's wild macro probe lens gives you a wide-angle bug's-eye view Category: Digita is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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